Omidyar's mission to engage

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar has followed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ lead to try and fix the ailing news industry. But will the self-made tech baron’s billions be enough?

EBay Inc founder Pierre Omidyar has become the latest self-made tech baron to plunge into the struggling news industry - hot on the heels of Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, who just paid $250 million for the Washington Post.

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